ALIVE: Gremlins played a special round this weekend.
ALIVE: Gremlins played a special round this weekend. Contributed

Junior Gremlins lace up to raise mental health awareness

THE Junior Gremlins tackle their first game back after the holidays this Saturday when they face the Wattle Warriors at home for the annual Warwick and District Junior Rugby League Alive Project Round.

Alive is a not-for-profit organisation committed to ending youth suicide and promoting mental wellbeing in young people.

The Alive team will be out in force across region, raising money through donations and merchandise sales to boost funds for the initiative.

Stanthorpe Gremlins Rugby League Club president Lindsay Adams said it was a great project and he hoped the Gremlins players and supporters would get behind the day to raise much-needed funds.

The club will also be running a raffle on the day and the under-16 girls league tag team will wear Alive socks to raise awareness. Socks will be on sale for $5 and the Gremlins will make a donation to Alive, matching the total socks sales figure.

On the field the U16s will battle it out in a must-win game as the fifth-placed side faces the fourth-placed Warriors. The boys have been playing well and need to believe in their ability to make the finals this season.

The girls league tag side are the same position - sitting in fifth position on the ladder, playing fourth-placed Warriors - while the under 14s go into the game in equal fourth position, and are aiming for a big win to secure their place in the top four.

SATURDAY GAME TIMES AT CRISP OVAL

9am: U7 and U9

10am: U8

11am: U10s

SATURDAY GAME TIMES AT SULLIVAN OVAL

9am: U11

10am: U14

11am: U12

Noon: U17, girls league tag

1pm: U16

Players in the U9, U11, U12, U14, U16s and the girls league tag are reminded to come dressed in game day-clothing for team photos, with your orders for the photos.

Players are to check training times with their coach on Saturday.

For more information about Alive, visit www.alive.org.au.

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